Piano Workshop with Dr. Christopher Fisher on Feb. 22

Please come and join us for the last piano workshop of the year with Dr. Christopher Fisher from Ohio University. Perfect opportunity for some enlightenment, light refreshment and conversations with our guest clinician. Free admission for CEOMTA members.

Piano Workshop with Dr. Christopher Fisher

Don’t Write the Epitaph Just Yet: Strategies for a Classical Music Revolution

Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 10 am – 12 noon
Location: Graves Piano & Organ Company Recital Hall

Claims of the demise of classical music have been raised for centuries. However, many proclaim that the art form is facing its most imposing challenges yet and is at risk of becoming obsolete. To be sure, the challenges are real, namely financial hazards and dwindling audience bases. Is classical music facing an insurmountable, systemic crisis?

Despite these threats, a wave of innovative new leaders is emerging. These passionate, outspoken advocates are brilliant educators and evangelists who are devoted to spreading the good news about the transformative power of this great music. Their message is that classical music is relevant and it has the potential to radically enrich lives. In many ways, their work is sparking a rebirth, a renaissance. For many, it is all about reimagining and reinventing the art form.

This presentation will explore exciting trends in the world of classical music and will equip piano teachers with robust yet practical strategies that can be deployed as part of an exciting classical music revival.

To read Dr. Fisher’s biography, go to

IMTF on February 1

Please join us for our Winter Independent Music Teachers Forum on February 1 from 9:30-11:30. Note that the time has changed.

We are meeting at Mozart’s Cafe, 4784 North High Street in Columbus 43214.

Topic of discussion is the use of toys and imagery in working on hand position and sound production with young beginners.
How do you make working on music fun and productive?
How do you keep the attention of little ones

Please come and share what works the best for you and your beginners and bring your toys!

Plan Ahead for December OUT & ABOUT Events

CEOMTA Teachers! Plan Ahead for December OUT & ABOUT Events!


Sunday, Dec. 2 – St. Ann’s Hospital – Meet 1:15 pm – Play at 1:30 pm
Main lobby south side doors
Holiday selections as well as other repertoire welcome (performance dress)
Students can play at both events this month.
Out & About events are perfect for the volunteer hours that some students need for a high-school requirement.
I can validate the form or go on line, let me know.


In the month of December Grand
Join us out at Worthington Place Land
We’re hauling out the Holly, the Music, Keys and Strings
So Sharpen up your Players ’til their Sound truly Rings!

Plan to sign up your students (even teachers can play) for an exciting Out & About Dec. 9 We will have 2 hours to perform on the White Grand Piano at The Festive Shops at Worthington Place from 1:30-3:30 pm. I will schedule by half hour time slots.

Holiday selections as well as other repertoire welcome (performance dress)
Use South entrance near Panera’s. Piano half way down that lobby
Students! Grab your family & friends, come, listen, perform … and shop!
Last year was a Blast!
Register up to a week ahead to:


Include Name-Age-Instrument-Pieces-Composer/Arranger-Approximate Time (Up to 5 minutes)

Miriam Brown, NCTM
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, Piano
Central East OMTA member
VP of Student Activities
Out & About Chairman 2014-2020
614-898-0900 hm
614-570-8376 cell